Speakers for quality listening & occasional party

Hi All,

I just upgraded to a NAD c370 amp and I want to find speakers to match. I am no audiophile but I've been training my ears to enjoy quality music. I am looking for speakers that can handle the occasional dance party as well as the the variety of music I liten to.

I am on a fairly tight budget - say 500$

Any thoughts?


I would try to find a used pair of PSB Image 5Ts.
or maybe Merlin VSM or Excaliber. They are rock solid and not that expensive.
Meadowlark Swifts would work well for you provided that you don't require tons of bass for your dance music. The used asking prices are typically $600 to $700, and I believe that represents a good value.

Good luck!
Find you a pair of NHT 2.5i's or even a pair of 2.9's. The 370 can drive them, they are both fairly accurate in hifi terms and they will play loud with good bass.
The Merlin VSM's retail for 6K - way out of my budget. Was there another model you were refering too.


If you are going to party you need bass. Look for a used pair of Vandersteen 2ci's or possibly 2ce. Very good to listen to and have plenty of slam for that party.